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Resolution On Achieving World Peace

WHEREAS, In the great Judeo-Christian tradition there is the ancient prophet’s vision of world peace, of beating swords into plowshares and spears into pruninghooks, and

WHEREAS, Our Saviour Jesus Christ is called the Prince of Peace and is the key to the prophetic vision of peace, and

WHEREAS, There is an urgent need for the earliest possible end to the war in Indo-China with all of its human suffering and anguish, and

WHEREAS, That end should be reached with the attainment of the announced objective of the United States, namely to preserve the independence and self-government of the people of South Vietnam and the return of the American prisoners of war,

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That we urge the people of our churches to renewed concern and special prayer for peace in Vietnam and throughout the world, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we commend the President of the United States for the policy of a planned withdrawal of our armed forces from Vietnam and his recent summit meetings in behalf of peace, and assure him of our continued prayers for our national leaders as they continue the quest for peace, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge the United States government to consider requesting the United Nations to intervene in Southeast Asia to secure a just political solution to the long-standing Vietnam conflict, and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we urge our government to utilize the massive resources now allocated to the military to the healing of those bleeding lands abroad and to the binding up of our nation’s wounds at home.